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Association Says Used Furniture Sales Continue To Grow

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The Detroit Free Press (http://www.freep.com) reported that even as sales figures at many retail furniture stores have declined, and increasing number consumers are looking at a used furniture alternative. The article gave several reasons for this trend including: • Retro is right now -- especially hot is anything mid-century Danish modern, with its low clean lines and teak finishes; especially cold are Victorian and shabby chic. • Television shows on HGTV and TLC that teach viewers how to decorate on the cheap have opened lots of eyes about alternative places to shop, making shoppers more willing to experiment. • And with the economy in the dumper, many folks are looking to save money wherever they can -- even if it means spending extra time combing through classified ads and hitting garage sales, thrift shops and used furniture stores. The complete article "Cash-strapped shoppers turn to used furniture" can be found at: http://www.freep.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20080709/COL23/807090394/1081

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